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Crumlin
Population 5,099 (2011 Census)
District
  • Antrim and Newtownabbey
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRUMLIN
Postcode district BT29
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
  • South Antrim
NI Assembly
  • South Antrim
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
AntrimCoordinates: 54°37′N 6°14′W / 54.62°N 6.23°W / 54.62; -6.23

Crumlin (from Irish: Cromghlinn, meaning "crooked glen") is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is at the head of a wooded glen on the Camlin River, near Lough Neagh, and 20 miles (32 km) west of Belfast city centre. Belfast International Airport lies just north of the village. It had a population of 5,099 people in the 2011 Census. It is part of Antrim and Newtownabbey district. It also hosts the headquarters of Lidl Northern Ireland.

History

See also: The Troubles in Crumlin (Antrim)

The town's old linen mill was built in 1809.

A stone clock tower, built in 1897 as a memorial to a member of the Pakenham family who were landlords in the area, stands at the top of the village near the former railway station.

In 1972, during The Troubles, a bomb went off prematurely near Crumlin, killing two IRA members.

Population

2011 Census

In the 2011 Census Crumlin had a population of 5,099 people (1763 households).

2001 Census

Crumlin is classified as an intermediate settlement by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e., with population between 2,250 and 4,500 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 4,259 people living in Crumlin. Of these:

  • 28.3% were aged under 16 and 11.3% were aged 60 and over
  • 49.3% of the population were male and 50.7% were female
  • 75.4% were from a Catholic background and 23.3% were from a Protestant background
  • 3.4% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.

For more details see: http://www.ninis.nisra.gov.uk/ NI Neighbourhood Information Service]

Transport

Crumlin railway station opened on 13 November 1871 but is now closed.

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